The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry. This is the first article in a special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
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Clients are launching more legal malpractice lawsuits against their attorneys so far in 2011 than they did last year, particularly over real estate and securities transactions, a survey released Thursday showed.
The American Bar Association's Commission on Ethics 20/20 released its report on technology-based client development tools on Wednesday, recommending clarifications to rules regarding attorneys' advertising, duties to prospective clients and direct contact with prospective clients.
Legal consulting company Hildebrandt Baker Robbins on Friday split from parent Thompson Reuters Corp. to form an independent firm based in Chicago, the companies announced Thursday.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his picks for a U.S. attorney position in Mississippi and district court judgeships in Utah and Washington state, sending the nominations to the U.S. Senate for confirmation.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP announced Wednesday that former U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, D-N.Y., has joined the firm as a senior adviser in its government and regulatory policy division.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved three nominees for top U.S. Department of Justice posts, including former Bryan Cave LLP white collar defense partner James Cole's nomination for deputy attorney general, which had faced stiff opposition from Senate Republicans.
The New York state judiciary on Tuesday formally adopted a new judicial assignment rule that prevents state judges from presiding over cases involving recent contributors to their election campaigns.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Federal Circuit to reconsider its decision to deny federal judges a cost-of-living pay raise, saying it wanted a more fleshed out ruling.
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, introduced a bill Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives that would add 38 new permanent judgeships and seven temporary judgeships to overburdened federal district courts in four U.S. states along the Mexican border.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will reportedly give bonuses of up to $20,000 to associates in several offices throughout the U.S. at the end of June, with the amount on par with the bonuses Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP gave out earlier this year.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a U.S. magistrate judge and a former public defender to fill two vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill Thursday that would expand federal criminal jurisdiction to include contractors working abroad, but reached no conclusion on two circuit court judgeships and four district court judgeships.
A former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP mergers and acquisitions lawyer caught up in a child porn possession crackdown has died, prosecutors told a New York state court on Wednesday.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wants to block a group of state judges from collecting back pay by reopening a case over judicial salary raises, arguing in a Monday court filing that the state's high court already settled the issue.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP reportedly announced Thursday that its associates would receive midyear bonuses between $5,000 and $25,000, a scale that beats Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's spring bonus benchmark.
Covington & Burling LLP litigation partner Tony Herman will leave the firm to serve as general counsel to the Federal Election Commission, the agency said Thursday.
Lawyers who represent clients receiving third-party litigation financing face tough ethical issues, from risking client confidentiality to potentially making decisions based on how it might impact their wallets, the New York City Bar Association warned Wednesday.
A California marketing company filed breach of contract and professional negligence claims against a former Bryan Cave LLP managing partner Tuesday, alleging he failed to disclose a conflict of interest and used privileged information to represent another client that later sued the marketer.
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed a $150 million reduction in the state judicial branch's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, a move the state's top judge said would be “devastating and crippling" for the court system.
Ambac Financial Group Inc. on Monday announced that it had tapped a new general counsel and CEO following the resignations of the bankrupt New York-based bond insurer's top lawyer and executive.